CNES processes ScaRab data acquired onboard Megha-Tropiques satellite December 2011
Image credit: CNES
CNES has processed the ScaRaB 4 channels to generate an example of level 1A geolocated data in the solar and thermal channels. ScaRaB (Scanner for Radiation Budget) is a broadband radiometer to measure shortwave and longwave outgoing fluxes at the top of the atmosphere and is one of the 3 radiometric instruments onboard the Megha-Tropiques satellite. The image shows one orbit of light reflected or emitted by the Earth and the atmosphere, passing over (from left to right) the Arabian Peninsula, the Arabian Sea, India, Malaysia, followed by night time data, then Eastern Africa and back again to the Arabian Peninsula.